Athol Williams | The suffering was worth it

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At the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Tuesday, acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo hands the first part of his state capture report to President Cyril Ramaphosa. Photo: GCIS
At the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Tuesday, acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo hands the first part of his state capture report to President Cyril Ramaphosa. Photo: GCIS

VOICES

I’ve been shedding many tears lately. As a state capture whistle-blower, I’ve been brought to tears as I’ve lived in constant fear for my safety and as I’ve experienced the agony my whistle-blowing has brought my family.

On Christmas morning, I broke down in tears during a video call as I watched my mother cry in heartbreak that her son’s life was in danger, that he’d been so deeplyill-treated and that he had had to flee South Africa. It was our first Christmas apart in many years.

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